“Death Fugue” by Paul Celan

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Detail from <em>Death and the Maiden</em> (1915) by Egon Schiele (Wikimedia Commons)
Detail from Death and the Maiden (1915) by Egon Schiele (Wikimedia Commons)

Amanda Holmes reads Paul Celan’s “Death Fugue,” translated from the German by Pierre Joris. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: podcast@theamericanscholar.org. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.

This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.

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Amanda Holmes, the author of the novel I Know Where I Am When I’m Falling, is a columnist and poetry editor for the Washington Independent Review of Books.


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